Thursday, August 13, 2015
Nestled between high-rise buildings on a busy street in Chile's modern capital is a straw hut that's a sign of growing respect for the Andean country's long-disdained indigenous past.
Wednesday, August 12, 2015
Screaming shells have leveled most of the buildings around them and electricity vanished more than a year ago.
Driving through parts of northeastern Syria, Vian Khouzy points proudly to dozens of new road signs printed in Kurdish. "It's a dream come true," he says.
Europe's last wild sturgeons got a rare boost this summer when the conservationist group World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) Bulgaria released more than 50,000 babies of these prehistoric fish into the lower Danube, marking the end of a three-year project co-funded by the European Union.
Astronauts living at the International Space Station took their first bites of space-grown lettuce on Monday, in what scientists described as another step toward enabling human missions to Mars.
Tuesday, August 11, 2015
Monday, August 10, 2015
Mammoth remains that could be around 20,000 years old have been discovered at a building site in central Switzerland, a local official said Friday.
Friday, August 7, 2015
About a dozen Catholics wept and sang hymns outside their church as a man climbed to the top of the building and sliced off its steel cross with a cutting torch. It toppled with a thud.
Thursday, August 6, 2015
British-born historian Robert Conquest, whose influential works on Soviet history shed light on the terror during the Stalin era, has died. He was 98.
The dimly-lit, dust-caked stacks of the Baghdad National Library hide a treasure of the ages: crinkled, yellowing papers holding the true stories of sultans and kings; imperialists and socialists; occupation and liberation; war and peace.